Ridge augmentation, to rebuild a devastated jaw which used to support your teeth also known as the dento-alveolar complex, is one of the many methods available to you at Northland Dental Medicine if you’re looking to take the first step towards dental implants. When you lose a tooth, the bone and tissue in the surrounding area has a tendency to degenerate, affecting not only your dental health but the appearance of your jaw and mouth region. This deterioration of the tooth socket makes it nearly impossible to install implants or dentures. Without a suitable foundation of bone and tissue to work with, there is no way to properly insert these dentition support fixtures.
What is Ridge Augmentation and Grafting
Ridge augmentation or bone grafting is the process of rebuilding a devastated jaw ridge where your teeth formally resided. Typically a titanium mesh cage is installed under the surface of the gums to form and maintain space where bone regenerating material is installed to allow your natural healing process to regenerate the devastated jaw bone. This regenerated bone forms the supporting foundation for your new implants to be placed. In most cases the implants are installed at the same time so that everything can heal a once. The process takes about 6 to 9 months and is limited by your body’s ability to heal. Not only does this Ridge Augmentation immediately improve the appearance of your mouth and jaw, it prepares the area for implants and future surgery. Without a solid foundation of bone and tissue, no implant or dentition job will last. With us, you’ll never have to deal with these worries again.
Dr. Corsello has over 25 years of experience performing ridge augmentations, bone grafting, and other procedures designed to prepare your body for implant surgery. Although these operations are only the preliminary step in a longer process, they must be undertaken with care to assure the quality and longevity of your implants. At Northland Dental Medicine, we feature the newest dental technology and a series of modern amenities designed to make your time with us as quick and comfortable as possible. If you need a ridge augmentation done, or any other type of dental surgery, call us today. We promise you’ll leave here with a smile you’re proud of.
“Amazing job with quite a difficult task - a dental implant on the most fragile spot... performed to absolute Perfection - All in One Day surgery... It was followed by very professional, high-tech equipped treatments by the most knowledgeable and friendly office staff after the surgery. Thank you So Much, Dr. Corsello and the Team!” Lana K.